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May 14, 2010 12:25 # 46758

ginsterbusch *** announces...

An idea

This is just an idea, that has been forming in my mind for several months: What about doing a bit of a refresh to the look & feel of NAO? And maybe adding some other nice usability that's missing or could be improved?

I'm not fluent in Perl anymore, but my webdesign skills are up-to-date (because I use them for my daily income). So, who else wants to get a bit of life back into NetAlive? ;)

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

May 14, 2010 19:44 # 46759

null replies...

Re: An idea

I would like to see that, but can't contribute a lot right now due to time and having-no-idea-of-perl constraints. (I can contact Jaz though FWIW. :-) ) What did you have in mind?

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

May 15, 2010 13:49 # 46760

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: An idea

I would like to see that, but can't contribute a lot right now due to time and having-no-idea-of-perl constraints. (I can contact Jaz though FWIW. :-) ) What did you have in mind?

Nothing in particular, thought we could collect some ideas here before I'd dive deeply into code and design ;)

But I guess, that mostly, at first hand, a refresh of the design wouldnt harm anyone - or -thing ;)

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

May 16, 2010 13:30 # 46761

null agrees...

Re: An idea

a refresh of the design wouldnt harm anyone

Probably not. :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

May 19, 2010 03:04 # 46763

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: An idea

So ... Let's start with putting together a small collection of nice-to-haves. I'll do the first step:

- XMPP-based pager (why? well, I've connected to my FB account using XMPP aka Jabber inside from Pidgin .. verrrra nice thing to do, althou FB keep to be data-security bastards)

- AJAX-ification of several parts of the site (mostly the pager, but other stuff like "who's on" or "what friends of mine came on right now" would be nice too)

- Global en- and disabling of the Notification box right below the post text input box

- links to RSS- and ATOM-feeds in the HTML header (for automatic detection by eg. Firefox)

- feeds for specific threads, including RSS- and ATOM-feed-links in HTML header (like above)

- enhanced user profiles, eg. options to add additional URLs, like Twitter profile, Linkedin, FB and other anti-social connections :D

- maybe some WYSIWYG preview option that has to be specifically enabled in the user settings (instead having to click on the "Preview" button each time you want to get a preview of your post)

That's for it now .. more to come, but hopefully not just from me ;)

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

May 19, 2010 03:06 # 46764

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: An idea

Another one:

- changing the "avatar" / "user image" upload and size settings to something more up-to-date AND user friendly, eg. like maximum size of 150 x 150 (gets automatically resized to 64x64 and other sizes if required), max. 20 kb, formats PNG/JPEG/GIF

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

May 20, 2010 21:23 # 46767

oKtosiTe * feels excited about...

Re: An idea

When I read "a bit of a refresh to the look & feel of NAO", I thought you were talking about a new theme. The current theme is one of the things that kept me here.
But your ideas are good, and I can get behind every one of them so far.

Or is it?

May 22, 2010 02:27 # 46769

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: An idea

When I read "a bit of a refresh to the look & feel of NAO", I thought you were talking about a new theme. The current theme is one of the things that kept me here.

Actually I thought about this first, because Jaz did that sometimes .. but then I don't have a good idea of how to, or specifically in what direction a redesign should head to, so I'd rather start with adding and improving the existing site instead of re-inventing the wheel all over again ;)

Do you have any other ideas for improvement or extension yet?

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Sep 12, 2010 17:55 # 46791

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: An idea

Obviously not. So, what about DIFFERENT themes - user-choosable ones? :D

Or at least a refresh of the current one - guess Jaz created it this way cause way back in time, when BBSes were still around, a black background was preferred over other colours.

After the celebration of my 30th birthday (which is due to the next friday / saturday) I could go jump-start this topic and the redesign itself once again ;)

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!


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